Mumbai: IT and BPO services provider Patni Computer Systems, and Japanese electronics giant Hitachi have tied up for joint promotion and implementation of integrated systems management 'JP1' in emerging markets outside Japan.
Hitachi's 'JP1' is a suite of products aimed to centrally manage operations of an enterprise system that consists of many different environments. 'JP1' has enjoyed a leadership position in the Japanese market for 11 consecutive years.
The two will provide system configuration and 'JP1' support for Japanese and local companies in markets like India and the Middle East. Patni will build up a team of up to 100 'JP1' engineers who will be responsible for providing onsite support. Additionally, Patni will join Hitachi in marketing activities of 'JP1'.
Patni has been collaborating with Hitachi since 1997 in developing a variety of software products.
Commenting on the development, Kent Asai, country manager of Patni, Japan, said, ''We are delighted to extend our relationship with Hitachi as its partner for ''JP1''. We, at Patni have always maintained a strong focus on the Japan and APAC market, and we see immense potential in this region. Patni has the global footprint and technical expertise to help ensure continued success for Hitachi's ''JP1'', and we look forward to working with them more closely.''
Soichi Oyama, senior general manager of Hitachi's software division, said, ''Hitachi and Patni have a long history of collaboration. I am glad that, with this collaboration in 'JP1' a new chapter in partnership will begin. By collaborating with Patni, who is highly reputed in providing IT services worldwide, I think, the global clientele using 'JP1' will feel highly secure.''